Assistant Director, Student Leadership Programs

Employer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $45,300 – $56,000 . The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Posting Details

Posting Number

A02238

Position Title

Assistant Director, Student Leadership Programs

Position Number

E00910

Pay Grade

15

Employee Category

Professional staff

Department

Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion

EClass Code

Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Student Leadership Programs is a creative and passionate student affairs professional who operates from a lens of understanding and prioritizing equity in working with MSU Denver’s diverse students. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for leading a comprehensive student leadership program but is involved in promoting equity and cultivating student engagement in other related ways. The Assistant Director is a strategic and student-centered thinker who is also skilled at developing effective professional relationships with individuals and departments.

The Assistant Director of Student Leadership Programs is charged with embedding equity and inclusion in student engagement to positively impact academic outcomes of students. This involves implementing evidenced-based strategies to cultivate socially just leadership and deploying multicultural engagement theories and strategies into student leadership opportunities offered to MSU Denver’s diverse student population. As such, the position is expected to deliver culturally competent and inclusive support of the student population. This key leadership position works across the University with faculty, staff, and key student affairs and academic departments to establish strong and intentional partnerships focused on developing student leaders and leadership opportunities from an equity and inclusion lens. This position reports to the Associate Director of Student Organizations and Leadership Programs within the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion ( CMEI ).

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of 57.7% first generation students and over 50% students of color.

Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
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Duties/Responsibilities

50% – Oversight of Leadership Programming
  • Responsible for the overall administrative, budgetary, and personnel needs of the CMEI’s student leadership programming. Ensures that this programming centers racial equity, cultural identity, and operationalizes social justice.
  • Responsible for the implementation and assessment of the MSU Denver Urban Leadership Program. Ensures robust scholar support, superior administrative management, and aggressive marketing strategy.
  • Implements campus-wide student leadership development strategy that is inclusive of student club and organization, student government, and fraternity and sorority members.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on student leadership development within the CMEI, coordinates yearly leadership lecture/community building series, and Urban Leadership Program leadership lectures.
  • Manages the Equity Peer Leader program (a student peer leadership and mentorship program focused on social justice and racial equity) and plans, implements, and asseses associated Equity Training Series.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the CMEI, the Center for Equity and Student Achievement, Student Affairs ( CESA ), and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, as well as with academic Deans, department chairs, and faculty to ensure integration of academic co-curricular leadership programming across the university.
  • With the support of Associate Director and other colleagues, intentionally works with relevant student organizations, the fraternity and sorority community, and the Student Advocacy Council ( TSAC ) to cultivate and develop leadership skills among students holding formal leadership positions.
  • Serves as MSU Denver CMEI’s representative to the Colorado Leadership Alliance.
15% – Supervision and Operations
  • Provides excellent supervision for the CMEI undergraduate student staff who support program operations and create conditions that empower historically underrepresented student populations at MSU Denver (i.e. Black, African/African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and Indigenous students).
  • Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates, and holds employees accountable to performance expectations.
  • Monitors allocated budget and expenses. Responsible for advocating for equity and justice in development and deployment of fiscal strategies impacting multicultural engagement and inclusion.
  • Publishes the CMEI student leadership network newsletter on a monthly basis.
15% – Student Support and Advising
  • Regularly meet with students in assigned cohorts and provide leadership development, coaching, and support.
  • Develop intentional partnerships with various campus student support services to ensure appropriate referrals when necessary.
10% – Assessment and Reporting
  • Tracks student participation, assesses student learning, and manages data for all relevant program areas, and in other areas related to student engagement, as requested.
  • Regularly communicates (and reports) on student participation and outcomes; does so with disaggregated information on relevant student demographic characteristics including race and ethnicity.
10% Related Other Duties
  • Actively participates in committees and working groups related to equity and student engagement and supports the development and implementation of equity and diversity education and training on campus.
  • Leads and/or contributes to special projects and/or initiatives, as requested that relates to equitable student engagement.
  • Participates in training and relevant professional development activities to support professional and/or departmental growth. Works to operationalize and/or integrate learning from these trainings into the work unit and work processes.
  • Is an innovator, a disrupter, and a change agent for racial equity and student engagement. Strives to recognize inequities in the work and in oneself and commits to address them. Seeks out opportunities to take calculated risks in support of a more engaged and equitably supported student community at MSU Denver.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with underrepresented students specifically, low-income, first-generation, and racially/ethnically diverse.
  • Experience working with students in an educational setting.
  • Sound knowledge of and understanding of contemporary equity-minded leadership development and identity development theories. Direct experience translating this knowledge to practice with college students.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Earned Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student affairs, education leadership, counseling, social work, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing positively to campus-wide equity and social justice outcomes and initiatives.
  • Familiarity and experience with implementing the Social Action, Leadership, and Transformation ( SALT ) model.
  • Professional experience working to advise or otherwise support student engagement, leadership development, multicultural affairs, or student retention and success programming.
  • Experience developing and reporting on student learning outcomes.
  • Experience conducting program evaluation for improvement.
Work Hours

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
With some nights and weekends expected

Posting date

08/03/2022

Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)

09/09/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, http://www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative

Carlos Alcala

Talent Team Representative E-mail

calcala1@msudenver.edu

Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link .

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